Thursday, September 30, 2010

Re: [Geology2] Worldwide groundwater depletion rate accelerating

--- On Wed, 9/29/10, <> wrote:

Uh-oh . . .




> Worldwide groundwater depletion rate accelerating


> Published 27 September 2010


> In recent decades, the rate at which humans worldwide are pumping dry


> vast underground stores of water that billions depend on has more than

> doubled; if water was siphoned from the Great Lakes as rapidly as

water is

> pumped out of underground reservoirs, the Great Lakes would go

bone-dry in

> around 80 years.

This isn't any surprise to me.  I heard in the mid-1970s that the first really big resource crisis would be fresh water.  Everything I've heard since has just confirmed it.



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